Kim Ismay is a British actress and singer and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is perhaps best known for playing the role of Tanya in the London production of the stage musical Mamma Mia!. and Madame Morrible in the International tour of “Wicked”.
The daughter of Ellen Ismay (1923-2002), Kim Ismay took a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts at the University of Kent. Her television appearances include Never the Twain (1991), London’s Burning (1998), Bob Martin (2000), The Bill (1994–2006), was interviewed for the documentary Super Troupers: Thirty Years of ABBA (2004), The Sound of Musicals (2006), EastEnders (2007), and Not Going Out (2012).
Ismay’s theatre appearances include Cabaret (1986) at the Strand Theatre; Stop the World – I Want to Get Off at the Lyric Theatre (1989); the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Kiss Me, Kate (1986–87), The Wizard of Oz (1988–89) and The Comedy of Errors (1992–93); Joanna in the original London production of Sunset Boulevard (1993); Next Door’s Baby (2008); Noises Off (2009); How the Other Half Loves (2009); Baroness Bomburst in the 2008 and 2009–10 UK tours of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Tanya in Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre and the Novello Theatre.
Since 1997 Ismay has been a Director and Fellow of The New Era Academy of Drama & Music. She is also a Patron of Momentum, the children’s cancer charity., helping them to raise funds by producing and directing galas featuring West End stars. She is also a keen supporter of Madtrust, the theatrical AIDS charity.
A regular and popular radio guest, she also records audiobooks for Calibre.